John Graves Scouting Report
John Graves
John Graves - Virginia Tech (HT: 6-3⅜ - WT: 278)
Combine 40: 5.15 - Position Rank: 31 of 55

Positives: Reasonably athletic... Can penetrate... Can push and collapse the pocket... Plays with good leverage... Gets under his opponent's pads... Plays the run well... Very solid lateral mobility... Chases the action... Stays low... Active... Good awareness... High football IQ... Good motor... Good stamina... Will contribute on special teams... Durable... Has started since his sophomore season... Senior leader on a young defense, only returning starter on defensive line... Had his best statistical season in 2010... Has some upside as a 3-4 RDE. Selected All-ACC second team for the 2010 season.

Negatives: Shorter than ideal arms... Does not possess explosive burst off the ball... Marginal flexibility and body control... Average anchor... Can be pushed away from the ball... Dealt with a nagging ankle injury and was far from full strength in 2009... Worked out as a DT at the combine and played there throughout his collegiate career... Tweener, does not appear to have a real position, lacks the pass rushing ability to play end and lacks the bulk to hold up at tackle... Has just 2.5 career sacks, needs to convert QB hurries into sacks.

  89 41 48 13½ 2 0 3 0
2007 Virginia Tech   11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Virginia Tech   26 15 11 4 0 1 0 3 0
2009 Virginia Tech   15 6 9 2 1 1 0 0 0
2010 Virginia Tech   37 14 23 5 0 0 0 0

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